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The building is gorgeous and the collection often delightful. There were at least a dozen paintings that were remarkable. The collection spans several centuries and provides a good look at Russian life during that time. I will visit many times.
I read a few reviews on Tripadvisor and expected to see something average. In fact the museum exceeded my expectations. Well, yes, this is not a Louvre or Hermitage Museum. But we had great time wandering through exhibitions, enjoying paintings of various artists and styles....More
Don't miss the outdoor sculpture, just to the left of the main entrance doors, depicting the legendary Golden Fleece. Sochi claims to be the site of ancient Colchis where King Aeëtes hung the Golden Fleece until it was seized by Jason and the Argonauts. An...More